Concert Review

Review by Aidan Smith Hundreds of excited fans rushed through the rain to New York City venue Terminal 5 on December 15th to see Vancouver, Canada-based band Peach Pit. The haphazard nature of the squeaks on the floor caused by soggy shoes made it clear that people were rushing around excitedly, preparing for Peach Pit […]

Review by Emily McCormack If you haven’t heard of Måneskin… where have you been?! Måneskin is a four piece Italian rock band who won Eurovision 2021 with their hit single “ZITTI E BUOINI.” I first heard pieces of the song on social media and finally listened to it on my own… while I must admit […]

A conversation between music director Jared Tauber and music librarian & web director Emily “Emol” McCormack who were both at Webster Hall on December 17, 2022 for The Happy Fit’s Under the Shade of Green Tour: JARED: What did you like about the concert, Emol? EMOL: I’m good, thanks for asking. And you? JARED: Oh […]

Review by Natalie Escobar Overall, 2022 has been such an amazing year for music. With COVID-19 restrictions lifted, so many amazing artists are finally able to perform again. In August I had the honor of seeing Lady Gaga in concert at MetLife Stadium. Her album Chromatica had come out in May of 2020 but due to lockdown [...]

   

Review by Josh Maley The 1975 is my all time favorite band, so when I saw that they were playing Madison Square Garden I knew I had to get a seat. The venue was full by the time opener BLACKSTARKIDS took the stage. They played a few of their songs, which are a mix of [...]

    

    

                        

Written by Lizbeth Gomez-Pinacho Opening a show in October, the New Brunswick band Valentine's Day performed their singles “Modelo,” “Spineless,” and “Love Island.” The audience immersed themselves in the performance, bobbing their heads and swaying. The vibrations echoing from the instruments could be felt throughout your whole body. The colorful lights only made you gravitate [...]

By Krizia Mae Templonuevo The Dream, Ivory brothers the night of Sept 23rd gave such an amazing show! Although their set was cut a little short, Louie and Christian gave it their best and everyone on the floor was vibing. The dreamy sounds of their guitar and deep bass echoed through the cozy venue of […]

The weekend of September 22-25, 2022 marked Firefly Music Festival’s 10th anniversary. With over a hundred artists of all different genres, across four days, and six stages- it’s impossible not to find something to love about Firefly. Tucked behind the Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, you will find The Woodlands, home to the east coast’s […]

By Krizia Mae Templonuevo On Friday, September 16th, Big Wild, with Biig Piig supporting them, took the stage and gave one of the best performances I’ve seen to this day. The alt hip-hop artist Biig Piig started the night off with their song “Roses and Gold.” The perfect combination of chill and hype really pulled […]

Review by Samira Villagomez   Simple Plan gave an absolutely nostalgic thrill on August 27th alongside Sum 41 headlining, and opener Set It Off at the Stone Pony. The crowd’s energy began to form from the moment doors opened with fans excited to see the bands that made their teenage years rock!   Opener- Set [...]

On the rainy night of June 7th, Maia (mxmtoon) and Chloe Moriondo kick off the start of pride month with a bang. Their fun and lighthearted vibes really brought the crowd together. Where else but a mxmtoon show would a crowd yell out that they’re depressed. It’s pretty amazing seeing the lgbtq+ community be together and express such […]

New Jersey bands ØM-53, See Plus, 54 Ultra, The Neverends and Montclair State's own Jack Powers performed in Debonair Music Hall on Friday, June 10, 2022 - and our music librarian Emily McCormack was there to capture the event! Jack Powers See Plus 54 Ultra ØM-53 The Neverends You can watch Jack Power's WMSC Unplugged session [...]

I would like to start off by saying, “wow.” The audience at Webster Hall did not miss whatsoever. Before Palace even took their place on stage, the crowd welcomed the two openers with loud cheers and overwhelming applause.  The first band that performed was Loose Buttons. I have never heard of them before that night, […]

On March 27th, Lurk, One Step Closer, Soul Blind and Drug Church performed at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Featured on the left is the flier for the tour found on the band’s Instagram, @drugchurch.  The show started off with LURK, who is a punk rock band all the way from Chicago, Illinois. [...]

Almost 30 years in the making, Papa Roach still has what it takes to rock and roll! By Víctor Muñiz Rosa Papa Roach performed last Tuesday at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. The crowd was exhilarating, and everybody was jumping and singing all their hits like “American Dreams,” “Scars,” “Help,” Getting Away with Murder,” and […]

By Rosemary Gillin On 2/15/20, I attended William Clark Green East Coast Tour with Flatland Cavalry and Kenny Freeman kicking things off at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City. The genre of music they performed is Texas country, red dirt, Americana and a bit of country folk and Texas blues. The venue was packed at […]

By Sam Carliner On Thursday, January 23 I saw Snoop Dogg at The Wellmont. I didn’t realize how gorgeous of a venue The Wellmont is. There’s plenty of space, multiple bars with quick service, a great sound system, and a beautiful domed ceiling. These are just a few of the aspects that stood out. This […]

By Sam Carliner On Sunday, January 19 I saw Billy Woods at Mercury Lounge. This show was presented by Mercury East. It was my first Billy Woods show and my first time at Mercury Lounge. The venue was intimate but had plenty of space for what was a pretty popular show. I was also impressed […]

By Lauren Charles Starland Ballroom is a venue that I often forgot about. It’s sort of like the middle child stuck between the cool older sister venues in NYC and the fun younger brother venues in Philadelphia. It can put on a good show on its own just fine, but somehow you know it’s trying […]

By Lee Ben-Hakoon Angel Olsen’s second show of her All Mirrors tour leg took place in Asbury Lanes, an uber cool bowling alley/diner/concert venue in South Jersey. Warming up for Angel was Vagabon, a Cameroonian-American softly spoken artist with a powerful singing voice. Her beautiful blend of indie, alternative, and synth genres blended beautifully together, […]

By Sydney Williams I got the chance to see Wicked Divas at The Avenel Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 25!  The venue is only a few months old in the area of Avenel, New Jersey, so I was very excited to see the performance space. This musical showcase featured Ai Mauzey and Dee Roscioli […]

By Sam Carliner On October 16, 2019, I saw Spellling at Trans-Pecos. This was a PopGun Presents show. I loved the venue for this show because it was very intimate, with a low to the ground stage and potted plants everywhere. All three artists who performed that night hung out in the crowd. I had […]

By Mike Stringham I went to see Joyce Manor at The Stone Pony (thanks for the tickets!) on Saturday, August 17th. This is the first time I had seen them since they released their album Cody in 2016. Asbury Park has a bunch of venues, but the worst part about that area is the parking […]

By Alyssa Salvato On Friday, August 16th at The Avenel Performing Arts Center LaKisha Jones performed the show To Whitney, with Love and luckily I was there to see it. LaKisha Jones is most notibly known for her appearance on the 2007 American Idol which after coming in fourth place she toured on the Idols […]

By Jesper Horsted The stars aligned and I was by chance going to be in New York at the same time as my favorite band, Surfaces, in their first concert out of their home state. Unfortunately, the show was long sold out. After many attempts to find tickets, including long Ticketmaster phone calls and going […]

By Trevor Gioia “There’s going be a showdown,(ELO)” For those who don’t know what Electric light orchestra. They are band from the early 1970s to the late 1980s that picked up right where the Beatles left off. Jeff Lynne is the lead singer, producing, and writing most of the songs in the ELO catalog of […]